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  1. Hello all! Those that are interested in Civilization franchise here I am creating a topic for all news and updates for the current game that is released. If you don't want to find your news here, I get my source from Steam discussion forums from the developers where they usually post their updates themselves. I will only tag the Civ players here once and if you want to follow the page for more updates you can do so. Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – June 2019 Update Available Now JUN 19 @ 2:04AM - HINKLE2K Hello, Civilization fans! As we revealed on the Sid Meier’s Civilization YouTube channel a few days ago, we have been hard at work on a new update for Civilization VI and it’s now ready for release. Watch the video below to see the developer rundown for this latest update: YouTube™ Video: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – June 2019 Update Views: 271,196 The developers share their vision behind the next big game update for Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. SUBSCRIBE for First Looks at other civilizations, leaders, features and tips from the... SUBSCRIBE on YouTube ► Thank you all for your continued feedback on Civilization VI. This update automatically installs through Steam; if you’re having trouble, please restart your Steam client. Civilization VI: Gathering Storm will launch for Windows PC on February 14, 2019. Follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn, and be sure to follow the Civilization franchise on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. Please note: Unless otherwise stated, items in the list below are assumed to be Gathering Storm ruleset only. [FEATURES] World Congress 3 New World Congress Proposals Public Relations: Target Player generates 100% more Grievances, and other players generate 100% more Grievances with the Target Player OR the Target Player generates 50% fewer Grievances, and other players generate 50% fewer Grievances toward the Target Player. Espionage Pact: All Spies function +2 levels higher for the Target Operation OR Target Operation is unavailable (later game) Military Advisory: Target unit promotion class gains +5 Combat Strength OR loses 5 Combat Strength 1 New Request for Aid Type Military Aid Request: If a civ that you have at least 200 Grievances against declares war on you, a Military Aid Request becomes available. This uses the gifting system (gold and/or project). [ALL RULESETS ON PC] WorldBuilder Basic Mode is now “on” by default. Click on Additional Content from the main menu, and you will see the button on the upper-right. Additional bugs and polish are listed in the WorldBuilder section below. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Unit Abilities Added Unit Abilities tooltip to the Unit panel. Mouse over a unit portrait to see Unit Abilities that were previously hidden. Note that this will not include temporary or situational Abilities. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Diplomacy Ribbon Yields We now have an interface option in settings to turn on all the player yields on the Diplomacy Ribbon. They are: Always Off, On via Mouse-Over, Always on. Many thanks to modders for inspiring this change! We like it better this way as well. Power Lens Add a Power Lens when on the Power Tab of city-view with area highlights to easily see what is powered and what is not. Body of Water Labeling Add Map Labels to any body of water over a certain size (oceans, bays, lakes, etc.) [BALANCE/POLISH] Civs England Iron and Coal Mines accumulate 2 more resources per turn. +100% Production towards Military Engineers. Military Engineers receive +2 charges. Buildings that provide additional yields when powered receive +4 of their respective yield. +20% production towards Industrial Zone buildings. Harbor buildings increase Strategic Resource Stockpiles by +10. Canada Last Best West: Add +1 Production to Tundra/Tundra Hills/Snow/Snow Hills Lumber Mills and +1 Food to Camp in these terrains. France Château's adjacency for each wonder doubles at Flight. World Congress Increase Diplomatic Victory requirement to 25 Diplomatic Victory Points (DVP), and increase ability to gain DVP in-game. Players gain 1 DVP when voting for the winning option/target combo of any Resolution. Statue of Liberty gives 4 DVP (doubled). Potala Palace Gives 1 DVP. Mahabodhi Temple Gives 2 DVP. Aid Requests (including new Military Aid Request) grant 2 DVP (doubled). Non-Emergency Scored Competitions grant 1 DVP to first place. Change current DVP Resolution to +2/-3 DVP for the Target Player. Buffing starting DVP for existing saves and late starts. Saves from “the wild” should now double their DVP upon load, making the victory more achievable with existing saves. Advanced starts now have a more reasonable number of starting DVP. Scored Competitions now end one turn before World Congress meets again (to lower the noise threshold by all of it happening on the same turn). Update to vote tie breaking for World Congress – Now, instead of awarding the win by player ID once all other values are calculated, determine it based on player with LEAST remaining favor. Send Aid Project now sends Gold to all accepting ongoing Emergencies Eras Add light scaling to Era Score by game speed. Dedications for later eras: Sky and Stars Golden Age (updated): Unlocks the Eurekas for Satellites, Nuclear Fusion, and Nanotechnology if in the Information Era. When chosen in the Future Era the Eurekas for Smart Materials, Predictive Systems, and Offworld Mission are unlocked. +100% XP earned for all Air Units. Aluminum mines accumulate +2 more resources per turn. Automaton Warfare Golden Age (new): Gain a Giant Death Robot. Receive 3 Uranium per turn. Uranium mines accumulate +1 more resource per turn. Automaton Warfare Normal and Dark Age (new Gain +1 Era Score for each non-Barbarian unit killed with a GDR. New Dark Age Policies for later eras Cyber Warfare: +10 Combat Strength against units from the Information and Future Eras. BUT: Grievances against you do not decay. Automated Workforce: Your cities get +20% Production towards city projects. BUT: -1 Amenity and -5 Loyalty per turn in your cities. Disinformation Campaign: +3 Favor per turn for each Broadcast Center. BUT: -10% Science and Culture in all cities. Great People Great Works of Writing are now +2 Culture and +2 Tourism. If a player cannot earn a Great Person of a class (ex. Great Prophet after they already have one or after they run out), Great People points are converted into Faith at a 1 to 1 ratio. Great Person points from the Holy Site Prayers project (and other city projects) now count as excess points and generate Faith if no GP of that type can be earned. Map Gen New Maps 7 Seas Small Continents Generation Decreased the number of one-tile mountains on XP2 Archipelago maps by about 15%. Generate more Woods on Tundra. Allow Coal to be on Woods and Aluminum to be on Rainforest. Building/Improvements (tied to the Tech Tree rebalance) Building production cost balancing. Decreasing costs of later game buildings and their civ unique variants by roughly 20%. Medieval Walls: 220 (was 225) Renaissance Walls: 300 (was 305) Tsikhe: 260 (was 265) Factory, Electronics Factory, Stock Exchange, Military Academy: 330 (was 390) Zoo, Thermal Bath, Aquarium, Oil Power Plant: 360 (was 445) Hangar, Food Market: 380 (was 465) Seaport, Broadcast Center, Film Studio, Research Lab, Tier 3 Government buildings, Shopping Mall, Hydroelectric Dam: 440 (was 580) Nuclear Power Plant, Airport: 480 (was 600) Stadium, Aquatics Center: 480 (was 660) Buffing the yields and amenities of certain mid and late game buildings to make them more worth the production cost investment. Adding small Power requirements to some buildings as well. Workshop: 3 Production (was 2). Armory: 3 Production (was 2). Ferris Wheel: 3 Culture (was none). Factory: 3 regional Production, 6 when powered (was 2, 5). Electronics Factory: 3 regional Production, 8 when powered (was 2, 6). Military Academy: 4 Production (was 3). Food Market: Adds 1 to city power requirements (was none). 4 Food, 6 when powered (was 3). Shopping Mall: Adds 1 to city power requirements (was none). 1 Amenity, 2 when powered (was 1). 2 Gold, 4 when powered (was none). Airport: Adds 1 to city power requirements (was none). 4 Production, 6 when powered (was 3). Stadium: Adds 2 to city power requirements (was 3). Aquatics Center: Adds 2 to city power requirements (was 3). Tier 3 buildings in districts that can support worker citizens ("specialists") now increase the yields for each citizen working that in that district tile. Coal Power Plant, Oil Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plant: +1 Production per citizen Stock Exchange: +2 Gold per citizen Military Academy: +1 Production per citizen Seaport: +1 Food per citizen Broadcast Tower, Film Studio: +1 Culture per citizen Research Lab: +1 Science per citizen Religion-specific buildings: +1 Faith per citizen These values are all viewable in the Civilopedia [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Changing the yields of citizens working district tiles ("specialists") to better fit the balance and flavor of certain districts. Harbor, Royal Navy Dockyard, Cothon: 2 Gold and 1 Food (was 2 Gold and 1 Science). Encampment, Ikanda: 2 Gold and 1 Production (was 1 Culture and 1 Production). Change Industrial Zone adjacency bonus +1 Production for every 2 adjacent districts; +1 Production for every 2 adjacent Lumber Mill; +1 for every 2 adjacent Mine (Minor adjacency). +1 Production for the Strategic Resource, Government Plaza and Quarries. (Standard adjacency). +2 Production for Aqueducts, Canals, Dams, and Bath Districts. (Major adjacency). Increase value of Quarries, Pastures, and Lumber Mills (to have similar output to Mines, which are dominant right now) Lumber Mill (unlocked with construction, classical): +2 Production. +1 Production from Steel (Steel), +1 Production from Cybernetics (Future). Allow Lumber Mills on Rainforest tiles (Unlocked with Mercantilism) Remove River adjacency. Pasture (unlocked with Animal Husbandry, Ancient): +1 Production and 0.5 housing. +1 Food from Exploration (Renaissance), +1 Production with Replaceable Parts, +1 Food from Robotics (Information). Quarry (unlocked with Mining, Ancient Era): +1 Production, +1 Production with Gunpower (Renaissance), +1 Production with Rocketry (Atomic), +1 Production Predictive Systems (Future). Misc Hansa: Add +2 Production for Aqueducts, Canals, and Dams. (Major adjacency) Religion/Pantheon Remove Goddess of the Harvest. Add Goddess of Fire which gives +2 Faith for every Volcanic Soil and Geothermal tile. Divine Spark: +1 Great Person Points from Holy Sites (Prophet), Campuses with a Library (Scientist), and Theater Squares with an Amphitheater (Writer). (Before just the Great Scientist and Great Writer facet didn't require buildings) Craftsmen: +1 Production and +1 Faith from improved strategic resources. (Before just +1 Production on Mined improvements) Earth Goddess: +2 Faith from tiles with Breathtaking Appeal. (Before +1 Faith from tiles with Charming or better Appeal) Goddess of the Hunt: +1 Food and +1 Production from camps. (Before just +1 Food) Remove Oral Tradition. Goddess of Festivals: +1 Culture from Plantation. (Before Goddess of the Festival was +1 Food to half of the Plantation types and Oral Tradition was the other half of plantation improvements +1 Culture) Religious Settlements: When chosen and you have at least 1 city receive a Settler in your capital. Border expansion rate is 15% faster. (Before just 15% Expansion) Fertility Rites: When chosen and you have at least 1 city receive a Builder in your capital. City growth rate is 10% higher. (Before just 10% Growth) River Goddess: +2 Amenities and +2 Housing to cities if they have a Holy Site district adjacent to a River. (Before just +1 Amenity) Initiation Rites: When a Barbarian Outpost is cleared receive +50 Faith and the unit that cleared the Barbarian Outpost heals +100 HP. (Before just +50 Faith) Technologies and Civics [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Rebalance Antananarivo suzerain bonus to have a maximum bonus of +30% Culture (was no limit). Additional Tech prerequisites Stirrups requires Apprenticeship Chemistry requires Replaceable Parts Tech cost increases Early Renaissance costs 600 (was 540) Late Renaissance costs 730 (was 660) Early Industrial costs 930 (was 845) Late Industrial costs 1070 (was 970) Early Modern costs 1250 (was 1140) Late Modern costs 1370 (was 1250) Early Atomic costs 1480 (was 1410) Late Atomic costs 1660 (was 1580) Civic cost increases Early Medieval branch costs 220 (was 200) Early Medieval trunk costs 300 (was 275) Late Medieval branch costs 340 (was 290) Late Medieval trunk costs 420 (was 385) Early Renaissance branch costs 440 (was 400) Early Renaissance trunk costs 600 (was 540) Late Renaissance trunk costs 720 (was 655) Early Industrial branch costs 800 (was 725) Early Industrial trunk costs 1010 (was 920) Late Industrial branch costs 1050 (was 870) Late Industrial trunk costs 1210 (was 1060) Early Modern branch costs 1540 (was 1255) Early Modern trunk costs 1540 (was 1410) Middle Modern branch costs 1580 (was 1560) Middle Modern Ideology costs 1640 (was 1500) Late Modern government branch costs 1640 (was 1500) Late Modern Nuclear Program costs 1715 (unchanged) Units Increased Anti-Air strength of naval units to be on par with increases made on land AA units. Several strategic resources required unit changes: Cuirassier changed from Niter to Iron. Cavalry changed from Niter to Horses. Cossack changed from Niter to Horses. Huszar changed from Niter to Horses. Nuclear Submarine no longer requires Uranium per turn. Reduced upfront resource cost of remaining unique units from 20 to 10. Mamluk, Conquistador, Redcoat, Black Army, Huszar, Cossack, Mandekalu Cavalry, Legion, and Janissary. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Corps and Army Gold purchase costs now take into account the 25% Production discount awarded by building the Military Academy. Upfront resource costs also consider the 25% discount. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Increased movement ranges of some late game units from 2 to 3. (Modern AT, Mobile SAM, Rocket Artillery). Military Engineers can contribute production to Flood Barriers and Aqueducts. Update Battering Rams and Siege Towers to only work with Melee and Anti-Cavalry units. Medieval and Renaissance Walls are immune to Battering Rams. Renaissance Walls are immune to Siege Towers. Battering Rams upgrade into Siege Towers. Policies Policy: Music Censorship: Rock Bands from other players may not enter your territory. BUT -1 Amenity in all your cities with 10 or more Population. [UI] [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Gossip and Combat Status UI Reduced size of gossip messages that appear during AI turns and gave them their own column of screen space to the right of combat status messages. Reduced size of combat status messages. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Reports Added new Gossip Report to reports menu. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Front-End Added toggle for drag-and-drop functionality. Add mini-map preview to saves so you can see what your game looks like before loading. Only works for new saves created post patch. Hot-Key text fields in the Options menu now have tool-tips on each item. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] City Recommendations UI Refactor recommended Settlement location system to take more factors into account aside from growth. Added easy-to-read Settler recommendation tooltip (with thumbs up/down icons) that reflects why the game is recommending a given location (growth potential, presence of new resources, distance from friendly cities, etc.). Increase number of recommendations and spread them out based on the players explored area. Back port settling recommendations changes to base and XP1. World Congress Adding notification for when the player earns DVP. Implementing "Previous Results" for resolutions in the World Congress (tooltips added to resolutions where the same resolution has come through the World Congress in the past. Gives the player an idea of how everyone voted the last time the resolution was up for a vote). [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Production Queue Add user interface option to always open to the production queue even if the queue is empty. Open directly to the production queue if a city has any items currently queued. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Religion New Pantheon Chooser (left side of screen instead of center of screen). Now the player can see the map when choosing what Pantheon will apply to their civ. Religion Screen style update designed to show more data and waste less space. Misc Floating text for Power Plants when a turn ends will now only show the amount of Power that is actually used, rather than the total amount it generated from the resources. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Add espionage missions to the Spy Civilopedia page. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Add Terrain and Feature defense modifier to the Civilopedia. Also include the movement change in the terrain section of the Civilopedia . [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fix overlays not being cleared unless the map updated, enabled map search results on the mini-map and full map. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Right click to close full screen movie-based popups, and Historic Moments. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] There is now a notification that appears when a new Barbarian Camp appears in the mid-fog near the player. Unique notification icon added. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Policy Panel: We are now using slightly wider cards to allow more room for text to avoid as many text overflows. Units: Allow GDR to be namable [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Colors: Change Gitarja (Indonesia) colors to not conflict with Kupe (Maori). [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Notifications are now properly serialized/localized. If 2 individuals with different language settings are playing Play-By-Cloud, they will no longer see notifications in the opponent language. [AI] Civs Give Matthias additional alliance favoritism to support the Huszar unit Correct issue in Eleanor's alliance favoritism. Allow Kupe to settle further from his own cities to stop him from getting island locked. John Curtin now favors liberating cities. World Congress AI support added for new Resolutions. AI Aid requests: AI now offers aid every 10 turns, at 3 times previous value. This won't change existing saves/running emergencies. Improve AI vote prioritization, looking at all resolutions available in a given World Congress. Adjust AI so it doesn’t regularly overvalue some resolutions. Don't choose Great People for Patronage resolution if they're no longer available (Great Prophet for example). Combat and Operations [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Korean Hwacha - Remove siege designations from unit so that AI uses them properly [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Improvements to city defense tree when trying to get units into defensive positions. Improve religious units understanding to retreat from stronger opposing religious units. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fix bug in tactical (non-coordinated) ranged units with attacking unguarded combat districts. Improvements to operational movements around mountains and other terrain. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Barbarians: Fix bug stopping raids from starting. Trade Use correct stockpile limits when deciding how much of a resource to trade. AI could have offered 0 if they were over their stockpile limit, even if the person they're trading to was not. When the AI does not have a good enough reserve of a strategic resource they want, they won't trade it away rather than undervaluing it. Trade for strategics up to double what is needed, then stop. Makes for consistent valuation. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fix problem putting together peace deals where they want to return a city. Don't let AI try to trade resources that would take either side beyond their stockpile caps. Don't count both sides of the deal against the amount, this was causing deal amounts to go negative in some situations. Misc [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Inner ring and total yield scoring changed to use all yields (previously only production and food) - This makes the AI a bit more aggressive and expand more quickly. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Unit combat analyzers only check for hostile major powers. Makes oligarchy less favored when not at war with majors. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Don’t send non-combat Great People to scout the civilization they are at war with during gameplay (they’re gonna have a bad time). [MODDING] [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Worldbuilder Editor Basic Mode UI New UI on WorldBuilder HUD (left-hand tool panel, right hand info panel with icon-driven placement). Show resources in the plot tooltip in World Builder even if the plot has no owner assigned. Don't allow loading or saving World Builder maps to the cloud, it's not supported. Additional error messages for successful and failed placement (Basic Mode), and for setting visibility (Advanced Mode). Impose a delay so the UI can breathe in between instances of the resource scatter. This prevents the scatter code from getting jammed and showing resources that don't exist. 'Restart' disabled when in WorldBuilder. Show results for resource placement in UI. Properly sort out input states so left and right clicks and drags work as documented. Update the cursor color immediately when placing or removing an item to show the hex's new status. Save and restore brush size when entering and exiting a mode where it's not valid and show it as "small" when in the invalid mode. Sort all the lists of items alphabetically in Place Mode. Chunk undo/redo (previously, when you used a large brush to paint, it would only undo a single hex at a time). Full screen map support to easily preview your continent shapes. Place/Plot Re-enabled allowing user to place Natural Wonders on tile types outside of gameplay rules. Fix and issue causing Bananas and other valid resources to be missing from placement lists. Lock start position editing completely out in Basic mode. Fix an issue that was preventing you from selecting a strategic resource tile when in “Plot” mode. Don't allow plot selector to set improvements that aren't valid for the tile. Plot editor now ignores existing resources and features when deciding what you're allowed to place. Only coastal tiles are shown in green now for Cliff placement. Don't show resources that can't be placed, such as Toys. Front-End For WorldBuilder map mods, show the filename in the details view. Tiled map importer improvements: Support CSV format for tile layers & do something with transparent tiles, plus register World Builder in Standard rules games for Game Core side scripts to match XP1/XP2 behavior. Tiled maps now import from the saves/worldbuilder directory. Front End When deleting a WorldBuilder map, refresh available mods. 'Restore Defaults' will no longer clear the WorldBuilder editor flag. 'Restore Defaults' for WorldBuilder will default to Standard Rules rather than the latest expansion. When importing a map, the setup screen will no longer be missing options if the user backs out and goes to create a standard game. Misc Fix an issue that was preventing City States from spawning on World Builder maps. Allow custom text tags to be edited outside of Advance Mode. Crash Fix an issue that would cause the game to crash when valid starting positions could not be found. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Worldbuilder Editor Advanced Mode (Unsupported) UI City States are now a slider starting at 0 rather than fixed for most world builder maps. Remove cities, improvements, and units from the map when their owning civ is changed. Editing a city's population in the Player Editor now works. Improved status reporting for player editor building placement. Better status/error reporting for Unit placement, and a special message for the Spy. Don't allow editing gold/faith for barbarians. Show a red placement cursor for Districts and Buildings on plots that aren't part of the selected city. Show more accurate errors when unable to place districts and buildings and turn off workarounds. Remove Projects from buildings list. Configuration City states can now be chosen at random based on their starting positions, allowing several city states to be defined while only using a few. Mods can now add starting positions for worldbuilder maps such as TSL earth by populating the MapStartingPositions tables located either in Config or Gameplay database. Instead of just merging mods that do not affect saved games (UI mods, normally), merge mods that only have active components AND do not affect saved games. This will remove map mods from being included in saves. Added extra validation before attempting to set improvement type. Do not place goody huts if 'GAME_NO_GOODY_HUTS' is set. Do not place barbarian camps if 'GAME_NO_BARBARIANS' is set Perf Back-port an XP1/XP2 requirement into base game to allow certain popular mods to write significantly faster implementations of their natural wonder modifiers. [PERF] [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Multiple misc check-ins to reduce memory allocations. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Additional graphics performance improvements. [BUGS] Civs [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Changed Royal Navy Dockyard to apply the +1 naval unit movement bonus as an ability so that it carries through when upgrading. Environmentalist agenda modifiers were reversed. This is now corrected. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Aircraft Air units are now correctly using their standard movement range instead of embarked movement range when based on Aircraft Carriers. Fix rebasing air units if the rebase target is the current base of the air unit. If the base was full, it would think it couldn't rebase there. Rebasing to the same base is done when an air unit is requested to return to base. Add very simple concept of a parent/child relationship to the app side Unit System. This is to fix the ugly look of an aircraft carrier moving with air units as cargo. Air units now properly have an unobstructed view (added ability for units to be able to see 'through' terrain as well as features). Units marked as DOMAIN_AIR no longer increase city strength values. Fixed a bug preventing aircraft from deploying if based in an airstrip. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Units Fixed issue with Hungarian Huszar not correctly requiring Horses for production. Removed CLASS_MELEE tag from GDR. It was incorrectly giving the GDR a bonus vs. anti-cavalry units. Fix an issue with the Jong not working properly with Press Gangs and International Waters. Fixing the Naturalist model staying behind after the unit is destroyed by creating a park. Update the text for Rockefeller so that it states that strategics do not need to be improved. Climate Make sure all unit layers (including the Spy Layer) are checked for units that need to be displaced from a submerged tile. Make sure you can't start a new wonder on a tile suffering from coastal flooding. Make sure submerging tiles properly wipes out Great Wall tiles. When sea level rise consumed a wonder or district, sometime the incorrect wonder or district would be removed from the map, leaving the submerged version in place (for example, a neighborhood was submerged, but a completely different neighborhood in your empire was removed). UI [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fixing an issue that could cause a black screen to appear when human player was defeated while multiple pop-ups were present (user could “ESC” out of it). [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Unit Panel: Disable the settler lens if a selected settler is killed. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Production Panel: Made failure text for damaged walls. We now display text explaining that the prerequisite wall type must be repaired and the number of turns before the walls can be repaired. Diplo Trade [ALL RULESETS ON PC] In a peace deal, can add a return or cede city, as well as right-clicking existing cities in trade deal, to switch them out. World Congress Some fixes to prevent players with negative score from gaining rewards in Scored Competitions Fix an issue where players were being injected into ongoing Emergencies Governors Governor Liang's "Reinforced Materials" promotion now also prevents damage to city HP and walls HP from natural disasters. Power Changing the rules for which Power Plant resources are used first. Uranium, as the most power-efficient resource (16 power per unit), will now always be used before Oil (4 Power) and Coal (4 Power), if it is available. Scenarios When playing the Black Death scenario in Hotseat, a new plague icon appears on a City Banner every turn the city has plague. If a scenario has no historical rankings information, do not show the rankings tab. This makes historic rankings an optional feature for scenarios. Map Search Slow down the map search to do at most 35 tiles per frame instead of 128. This prevents us from hitting worst-case map search times that can make the game unplayable, at the expense of slower search results. Modders can always turn it back up if they want to. Disable auto-updating the map search, make progress bar more visible. Was causing CPU issues on lower-end hardware. Will not only update when the user performs a search. Misc Liberated players who return to the game no longer have to build their own Palace. Fixing an issue where Civic boost amounts were not accounting for era bonuses or penalties (Civics can be cheaper or more expensive when they are outside the current game era). Tech boosts were doing this already, as intended. This led to a case where earning the boost for the Near Future Governance civic (a 90% boost) would grant the whole Civic, even when the proper prerequisites had not been obtained. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Make Demand Tribute work for human whether they view the AI as Friendly, Neutral or Unfriendly. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fix city-state clumping problems when generating the map. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fixing an issue where large amounts of Culture overflow (ex. from Moon Landing project) could apply more than once to increase domestic tourists if it was used to complete more than one Civic. Culture only converts into domestic tourists when applied to researching a particular Civic, and now that amount is capped to the cost of the Civic itself. This means that overflow will no longer be counted more than once towards tourists, but also that the increase in tourists may be spread across several turns as the overflow is applied piece by piece. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Removing Norway's palace for the Viking scenario so that all three Viking civs will have the Ancient Viking palace [CRASH] [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Stop circular rivers from crashing the game on load. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Fix multi-GPU bug that could cause the game to crash. [ALL RULESETS ON PC] Misc crashes reported in the wild via bug collector. [EXPLOITS] Exploit: Fix a trading issue which would allow you to give a gift of negative resources to an AI, essentially giving a gift that grants their stuff back to you. [ART] Fixing the Panama Canal movie not going through the time of day cycle.
  2. Check here for any big news in the group. Also will have current sales posted. Announcements 07/13 - Currently working on changing the group to a multi-gaming one instead of just being Stellaris focused. Please check the threads and sections during this time and if you have any questions or advice don't hesitate to speak up! SALES Fanatical Summer Sales
  3. Patch 4.45 brings with it new discoveries in Eureka, including exclusive logos actions to help you fight your way through hordes of ferocious foes in the land of fire and ice, Pyros. The misadventures of everyone's favorite agent of enquiry continue with Even Further Hildibrand Adventures. * Updated Tuesday, November 6 at 2:30 a.m. (PST) Patch 4.45 contains content that can only be accessed by registering the expansion packs for FINAL FANTASY XIV to your service account. To distinguish between adjustments that are and are not affected by the registration of these expansions, the following notations will be used throughout the patch notes: These additions and adjustments only require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward. These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood. These additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of the expansion packs noted above. New side story quests have been added. Eureka Hildibrand Furnishings from the FFXIV Furnishing Design Contest have been added. Learn more about the Furnishing Design Contest. New furnishings have been added. New orchestrion rolls have been added. The following additions and adjustments have been made to Triple Triad: New cards have been added. New NPC opponents for Triple Triad have been added. New prizes are available for purchase using MGP. "Rise of Heroes" (Chiptune Version), is a combination of "Rise" and "Heroes." New Emotes have been added. A new hairstyle based on an FFXIV Hairstyle Design Contest entry is now available. Learn more about the Hairstyle Design Contest. The following adjustments have been made to address an issue with weekly raid rewards: If a raid is started before the weekly reset time─Monday at 12:00 a.m. (PST)─but completed after, rewards will no longer count toward the limit for the new week. The number of coffers that appear will still be based on the reward status of party members prior to entering the duty. The number of coffers that will appear will now be displayed upon entering the duty. * Read on for details. The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros has been added. The Forbidden Land, Eureka is an instanced area that up to 144 players can explore simultaneously. The elemental level cap has been increased to 50. Increasing your elemental level will unlock more of the story. To enter Eureka Pyros, you must first complete the Eureka Pagos story. Learn more about Eureka Pagos. Logos Actions Logos actions are a new type of duty action available in Eureka Pyros. Logograms Logos actions require crystals known as logograms. After obtaining unidentified logograms in Eureka Pyros, take them to Drake (X:15.7, Y:23.9) to have them appraised and converted into logograms. Unidentified logograms are kept in your inventory, but appraised logograms are stored only in the logos manipulator. Logos Manipulator With the logos manipulator, logograms can be combined to produce various logos actions. Some logos actions can only be produced through specific combinations of logograms. Share information with your fellow players and discover more combinations. Using Logos Actions Logos actions are kept in the logos actions window and can be assigned as duty actions. Logos actions assigned as duty actions will be lost upon exiting Eureka. Proceed through the Eureka Pyros story to improve the logos manipulator, which will allow two logos actions to be produced simultaneously. By placing logograms in both the astral and umbral arrays of the logos manipulator, two logos actions can be produced at the same time. These will be kept in the logos actions window and can both be set as duty actions. However, using four or more logograms will increase the rate of failure, which causes all logograms used to be lost. Therefore, you should weigh the risk against the potential reward before proceeding. When two duty actions are set, the controls are as follows: Duty Action 1 RT + Right Thumb-click (R2 + R3) Duty Action 2 LT + Right Thumb-click (L2 + R3) * If only one duty action is set, either of the above inputs will activate it, as per the default controls. * Updated Tuesday, November 6 at 2:30 a.m. (PST) Eureka Weapons After fully augmenting a Eureka weapon in Pagos and proceeding to a certain point in the Pyros story, you will be able to augment your Eureka weapon further by speaking to Gerolt in Pyros (X:15.3 Y:23.5). Research into logos actions is required to augment Eureka weapons. Acquired logos actions will be recorded in the Logos Action Log, which can be viewed at any time by speaking to Drake. Eureka weapons can be enhanced incrementally upon registration of 10, 20, 30, and 50 logos actions. Happy Bunnies Pyros is also home to many a happy bunny. As a reward for saving them from imminent peril, happy bunnies will help you find hidden treasure on the island. Notorious Monsters Players may encounter notorious monsters that cannot be found in other regions of Eureka. Those who would engage them are advised to seek aid from other adventurers. Defeating notorious monsters yields a great deal of elemental EXP, as well as various rewards. Eureka is teeming with mysterious creatures and phenomena. Intrepid adventurers will need to work together if they are to uncover those of its secrets not mentioned here. The following additions and adjustments have been made to the Forbidden Land, Eureka: The amount of elemental EXP gained from defeating enemies of an elemental level greater than your own has been increased. The elemental EXP bonus conferred by potions of harmony has been increased. The following adjustments have been made to Eureka Pagos: Players whose elemental level is 36 or higher will be automatically synced to level 35. The Elemental EXP Up buff will be applied upon entry. The amount of elemental EXP gained from defeating enemies while below elemental level 35 has been increased. The following items can now be exchanged with the expedition birdwatcher (X:4.5 Y:24.4): Replicas of fully augmented Eureka Pagos weapons can be bought from Staelhundr in Kugane (X:7.8 Y:14.1). The following rewards have been added to the elemental conflicts "Down the Rabbit Hole" and "Curiouser and Curiouser": Allagan Tomestones of Genesis Elemental EXP Pagos Lockbox PvP actions have been adjusted as follows: Season Ten of the Feast has ended, and Season Eleven begins. When the season has ended, the top combatants for solo rankings will receive special rewards via the moogle delivery service. Players who reached bronze tier or higher may also speak with the Feast quartermaster at the Wolves' Den Pier (X:4.9 Y:5.7) to receive Wolf Collars. Learn more about rewards. * Please be advised that players have until the end of Season Eleven to claim tier rewards for Season Ten. * Rankings will be available for viewing the day following the start of Season Eleven and will be updated daily. Should an error occur with calculating results, the day's rankings will not be updated. New items have been added. New mounts have been added. New chocobo barding has been added. New minions have been added. New achievements have been added. New text commands have been added. New phrases have been added to the auto-translation dictionary. New music has been added. The beta version of the Server Backup function has been added. (Windows® and Mac only.) This new feature allows players to save backups of character settings and client settings to the FINAL FANTASY XIV server. Settings data saved to the server can then be downloaded to a different system, allowing players to easily carry over their custom settings. * As of patch 4.45, support for the PlayStation®4 is not available, but it will be added in a future update. * This feature is unavailable on the free trial. * This feature is still in the beta testing phase and may not be fully compatible with your play environment. It is strongly recommended that you save your settings data locally before attempting a backup to the servers. Using the Server Backup Function First, select the type of data you wish to manage. For Client Settings Select the cog icon next to the New Character button on the Character Selection screen. For Character Settings Select the cog icon next to a character's name on the Character Selection screen. Next, select whether you wish to upload, download, or restore data. Upload After selecting this option, you will need to wait while your data is prepared for uploading. When your data is ready, select OK to proceed. Download After selecting this option, you will need to wait while your data is prepared for download. When your data is ready, select OK to proceed. Restore If a problem occurred applying data downloaded from the server, this feature can be used to restore your settings to those automatically recorded on a previous date. Settings are automatically saved locally each time you download and apply new data. Up to ten instances of your data can be preserved at any given time. The following issues have been addressed. An issue wherein painting certain exterior fixtures would affect different parts of the fixture compared to prior to Patch 4.4. An issue wherein, under certain conditions, the message shown when attempting to store more than one of a unique item in a chocobo saddlebag was not displayed. An issue wherein chocobos kept in the stable were not displayed as the correct size. An issue wherein attempting to leave the "Leap of Faith" GATE from any location other than the goal would prevent its completion from counting towards the "Close the Gates" challenge. Other various issues have also been addressed. An issue in Eureka Pyros wherein some area names are not displayed correctly. An issue in Eureka Pyros wherein the increased healing potency effect from certain actions is not applied to the logos action Regen L. An issue in Eureka Pyros wherein the Wisdom of the Aetherweaver logos action's increased magic damage effect is not applied to the astrologian's Earthly Star. An issue wherein crests could not be applied to Replica Elemental Shields. An issue wherein viewing Alphascape V4.0 (Savage) in the Duty Recorder would cause the number of party members eligible for a weekly reward to be displayed incorrectly. An issue wherein using the server backup function to upload data in which the map size is set to maximum and then downloading it to a machine using a lower resolution may prevent the map from fitting on the screen and from being resized. * Using the text command /uireset will alleviate this issue, but will also restore all other UI elements to their default settings.
  4. FFXIV FC Project 2018 Update Hello everyone, Wanted to thank everyone that has joined the project on bringing FFXIV back as a Division for Remnants of Hope. We have come so far and the time has come to move forward with the proposal. The date has been set for when we will make it an official proposal so you can view the video below for the date. Let's get pumped up and chat it up on the forums! We will continue scheduling the events we have been running! The RP Team is hard at work and will be hosting more RP events ! We continue to look into getting a larger house as well! We have amazing new content coming in January for patch 4.5 so please look forward to it!! Also the new expansion is coming early Summer 2019 The new job, the Blue Mage, will be coming with patch 4.5 New Data Center is coming as well as the World Visiting System There is also a new race coming as well and will be a hippity hoppity good time! Once we do post the proposal, there will be a community Q and A section. We need everyone's voice on this that is in support for Final Fantasy XIV. We have hit the 50 member mark in game, minus a few alts. That is amazing and I thank you all so much! I never thought we would get that many RoH members joining us. So I want to thank you all so much for backing this project and for the players that are stepping up as officers. You all made this such a fun process and look forward to many years growing together!
  5. Just wanted to give a brief update to the Division Proposal for FFXIV. The proposal is mostly complete. It is a massive document with loads of info in it. It still needs some finishing touches but that will come as we proof read it. Now I was personally ready to post the proposal today, but I am going to hold off. After speaking to the Elder Council and Sayuri and with several community members, and a post from @Deyna who had some concerns as well, I have decided we are going to just focus on building our guild some more. Now that the proposal is mostly written I can stop putting so much time into it and more time into organizing the guild and getting things ready for our future. So with that news, I have also stepped down as a GW2 Recruitment Assistant. It has shown me so much behind the scene things in the recruitment department. I thank all those that allowed me to help out for the short time I was an assistant, @Zen and @Squeeks have both been very welcoming to me. I am not leaving GW2 the game, just wanting to turn all my focus on FFXIV. So, I am now giving 100% to this project. We are going to start organizing more events and get us turned into a well oiled machine. Time.... Time is going to be the proof we need to show that we are a dedicated player base, as well as building leadership skills for myself. I am not going to list a date or timeline on when the proposal will be post. It will be more fluid than that but we are going to be focusing on US, the guild! So, lets continue to push the fun! We have more players coming soon. I know Trissannamiss said she is getting the game on 11/9 so she will add a character as well. We will focus on playing with the members that are on Free Trials and also focus on weekly events. There maybe a PvP event coming as well! Stay tuned and keep an eye on our forums here and also the Event Calendar. Kyn
  6. After seeking out Scoobs assistance, I have taken control of this Interest Group and plan on cleaning it up and making it active. I have a few goals to get things going over the best month. Let me know if you want to help out or have suggestions. 1. Cleaning up the member list. All members who are no longer wish us or who are stuck in application status will be removed. (Done) 2. Creating a server/multiplayer game that can get at least a few players interested. Not looking for anything hardcore or time consuming. Even just once a month when we can nerd out. (Done) 3. Making a poll of who has which DLC, just so we know what kind of multiplayer games can be set up. (Done) 4. Adding useful threads for add-ons, FAQ, guides, etc. 5. There is a possibility that I'll be making this group a Strategy Game Hub with different tabs for the popular games. If you have questions or concerns please comment below or PM me. (Done)